Deadwood in Lawrence County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Spanish-American War Memorial
In May 1899, the City of Deadwood, under Mayor Sol Star, petitioned and successfully acquired this cannon from the Bureau of Ordnance, Department of the Navy. On July 6, 1899,
In 2011, the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission rehabilitated the carriage and base. Today, the cannon is a silent reminder of Lawrence County and South Dakota's participation in the first American war fought on foreign soil.
Erected by The Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • War, Spanish-American.
Location. 44° 22.531′ N, 103° 43.909′ W. Marker is in Deadwood, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Memorial is at the intersection of Main Street and Pine Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, near the main entrance to the Lead Deadwood Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 716 Main Street, Deadwood SD 57732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Deadwood Changing -- 1884 1902 and Now (a few steps from this marker); Serving the Black HillsGenerations of Change (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Deadwood's Carnegie Library (about 300 feet away); Ride High, T.C., Ride High (about 300 feet away); Waite Block Annex (about 300 feet away); Black Hills Trust and Savings Bank (about 400 feet away); Bonanza in the Hills (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deadwood.
More about this memorial. Marker is mounted at waist-level, directly on the retaining wall in front of the Lead Deadwood Elementary School.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Deadwood Spanish-American War Memorials
Also see . . . Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War, 1898-1902. On April 21, 1898, the United States declared war against Spain. The causes of the conflict were many, but the immediate ones were America's support of Cuba's ongoing struggle against Spanish rule and the mysterious explosion of the U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor. It would be the first overseas war fought by the United States, involving campaigns in both Cuba and the Philippine Islands. (Submitted on August 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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